A co-founder for Invisible Children, Jason Russell, was detained in Pacific Beach Thursday -- for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to the San Diego Police Department. Update: Invisible Children CEO, Ben Keesey, has released the following statement.
Yesterday, a fire spread across the web of our social networks when Invisible Children posted a video to spread awareness of Joseph Kony. Beyond the topic of the video itself, it was very interesting to watch people's reactions to it throughout the afternoon, and their "knowledge" of what Invisible Children does and doesn't do. Seeing as word spreads quickly, IC had their own response to such "knowledge" which was also getting around the same social platforms as the video had just done. At the beginning of February, I went a week without social networks, I've been jotting down a lot of thoughts in the weeks that have passed with having it back, but I think yesterday's discussion, or lack...
Invisible Children's Musician Coalition is raising funds by raffling off the chance to win 1 of 5 personalized videos from Cobra Starship. The winner can request whatever they want (within reason). Watch a video in the replies explaining how it all works.
Invisible Children will be premiering selected videos from the Silver Series, launched at SXSW's 25th anniversary this year, while observing the 25th year of the war in East Africa. The campaign is a platform for artists to use their music as a tool for education and awareness. The first round of artists include Guards, Sun Airway, Mutual Benefit, Memoryhouse, Jeremy Messersmith, Spirit Family Reunion, Jesse Woods and Bahamas. More videos will be coming soon from Deer Tick, Wye Oak, Oberhofer Kevin Devine and more. Watch the first round of videos here.
Invisible Children is auctioning two stagebackdrops from tours early in Thrice's career (supporting The Illusion of Safety and The Artist in the Ambulance). All proceeds will be used to support the work of Invisible Children.
Yesterday, a US bill that was written partially by Invisible Children was passed in Congress and will be hitting President Obama's desk in the next couple of days. Invisible Children would like to thank all of the fans and bands that took action.
Invisible Children has teamed up with Blogotheque to film Take Away Shows in Uganda with The Polyphonic Spree and Yeasayer. You have 2 days left to help them reach their fundraising goal. Click here to learn more about how you can get signed albums, personalized videos, or even a personal invite to a Take Away Show near you all while helping to raise awareness about Africa's longest running war.
Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer will be playing a few acoustic songs at the Invisible Children event "How It Ends," which takes place on the White House Ellipse Lawn in Washington, D.C on June 23rd. Click here for more info.
If you buy your Halloween costume from Costume Studio, you'll be contributing directly to the Invisible Children cause, supporting the children of war-torn Uganda. Also, check out their myspace to see all the bands involved.
Circa Survive are going to be doing some interesting things during their upcoming tour with Thrice to help out Invisible Children. They will be selling downloads of an unreleased song and giving away a painted guitar and autographed snare drum. Full details are in the replies.