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With the new year just around the corner, AMFAMFAMF is gearing up for round two of their world-class music cruise experience. FRIENDSHIP 2020 will set off January 6-10 on Royal Caribbean’s Navigvator of the Seas to the private eco-certified island of Coco Cay, Bahamas. Joining the already jam-packed roster, including GRiZ, TroyBoi, Bob Moses, Boys Noize, Ty …

Gary Richards, the AMF (short for ‘All My Friends’) founder and President of LiveStyle, is launching a weekly event at the Globe Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles beginning on Friday, May 4th with Matthew Dear. Other artists that are slated to play the new weekly are Maya Jane Coles, Mathew Jonson, Dennis Ferrer, and Gaiser. …

After teasing and some cryptic hints about it, Gary Richards this morning confirmed he will be launching the Friendship cruise this upcoming December. The cruise will be on December 11th – 15th and cruise from Miami to the Bahamas. Richards said in a Facebook post: There is a place where my friends and I go …

Last weekend at a gig in NYC, the former head of Hard Events and now board member at LiveStyle announced during his dj set that he will be launching a new cruise ship party to be named ‘Friend Ship’ No other information was provide such as if the sailing would be in 2018 or 2019 …

After his somewhat shocking departure from LiveNation/Hard after his 5 year contract expired. Over the Labor Day weekend the dj and party promoter confirmed via tweet that he was involved with the Electric Zoo event in New York which lead to confirmations he was with LiveStyle (the company which rose from the ashes of SFX). …

The internet was abuzz yesterday with rumors that HARD founder, Gary Richards, was going to end his 5-year relationship with Live Nation, and Richards confirmed the rumors last night in a Facebook post. By leaving Live Nation, Richards will no longer curate or attend HARD events, including the Holy Ship!, after this weekend’s 10th Anniversary …

Already broadcast this weekend on MTV Live and starting Monday June 12th on Facebook, MTV presents a look back at the last 10 years of Hard, the LA promotion group founded by Gary Richards. HARD 10 – A Decade of Crashing Sound Barriers With HARD, HOLY SHIP! and DESTRUCTO has already premiered this past weekend on on MTV …

While we admire the intent of the video (shown below) recognizing the need for more diversity and female djs on festival lineups, the trailer itself in our view was a bit in poor taste and unfortunately not that funny.  Gary Richards the founder of Hard Events issued this statement to the LA Times: “Here at …

HARD Summer 2017 will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year by returning to The Speedway in Fontana on Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th. The Speedway in Fontana has over 500 acres for the festival that includes convenient parking and camping. HARD’s Gary Richards had the following to say: “We have the best …

With October creeping closer, people are already planning their costumes, and even more important plans for Halloween. The two big annual Halloween festivals that everyone looks forward to are Insomniac’s Escape from Wonderland and HARD’s Day of The Dead. Unfortunately, DOTD will not be happening this year. HARD owner, Gary Richards, said the following about …