Spring Tour 2016 — Cancelled

UPDATE:  The tour has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  More info here: http://sshanami.com/spring-tour-2016-cancelled/

We’re kicking off our Spring Tour on Friday, April 29, returning to Swayze’s Venue in Marietta. To be notified when S.S. HANAMI will be performing in your city, you can subscribe to the email newsletter on the right side of this page. Thank you, and see you on the road~

Friday, April 29 – Marietta, GA – Swayze’s

Sunday, May 1 – Louisville, KY – The Cure Lounge

Monday, May 2 – Black Mountain, NC – Town Pump Tavern

Wednesday, May 4 – Ardmore, PA – The Rusty Nail

Thursday, May 5 – Washington D.C. – The Electric Maid

Friday, May 6 – Boston, MA – Venue TBA

Saturday, May 7 – Brooklyn, NYC – Gold Sounds

Sunday, May 8 – Keyport, NJ – Espresso Joe’s

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Rock Show in Orlando Tomorrow Night, March 5

Hello music lovers!!!

This is your last chance to get advance tickets for tomorrow night’s rock show at the Haven Lounge, presented by OrlandoBands.com and featuring S.S. HANAMI as well as five more of Central Florida’s best artists.

Since it’s so close to the show, if you’d like to order tickets, simply reply to this email — you’ll be able to place an order via Paypal and we’ll get you your tickets at the venue.

March 5 / Non-Smoking Event / Tickets are $10 / Doors at 7:00pm / Note that this show is 18+

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page to let us know you’ll be attending.
And check out the other artists who will be performing:
Al Mauro
Any Day Now
Gary Lazer Eyes

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Upcoming Shows

Over this upcoming month, S.S. HANAMI be adding more performances, cons, and out-of-state shows to our schedule. If you don’t receive our email newsletter yet, there’s a place to subscribe on the upper-right corner of this page. Or just check back on this site from time to time. 🙂

Till then, here are a few of the upcoming shows you have to look forward to:

March 5 — Haven Lounge — Winter Park, FL

April 2 — BullCon — Tampa, FL (USF Campus)

April 29 — Swayze’s — Marietta, GA


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Chibi Pa: Victory! — this weekend

Hey, this is Robbi — I hope everyone had a great October. Now the time has come for this year’s incarnation of Chibi Pa Anime Festival! Yep, it’s this weekend… Nov 13-15, and it’s not too late to buy tickets at the door, for either one day or the entire weekend.

For those who’ve never attended, Chibi Pa is a 3-day Anime and Japanese Culture Convention/Festival with events for ages 13 to 100. There’ll be video rooms, games, vendors, bands, costume contests, special guests, and more. And, of course, those who stay at the host hotel also get to enjoy the many after-hour parties.

S.S. HANAMI will be performing twice at Chibi-Pa:
FRIDAY at 5:30PM and SUNDAY at 1:30PM in the Society Room.

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Additionally, for all the 21+ attendees, I’ll be hosting a special two-hour Koto and Wine Tasting panel on Saturday night. (5:00pm in the Society Lounge)
I’ll be playing the koto – 13-string harp and national instrument of Japan – and we’ll be tasting through a range of wines specially selected for this event.

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Visit Chibi Pa’s website HERE or their Facebook Event Page HERE for more specific info.

Hope to see you there~

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Three horror books that’ll keep Halloween in your hearts long after October 31~

Robbi here! It’s the day before the best day of the year. But don’t let Halloween end on midnight of November 1st. Here are three phenomenal horror books to help you extend the spooky season well into Christmas:

1) The Imago Sequence & Other Stories
by Laird Barron
My favorite short-story collection of all time. Laird achieves an atmosphere of cosmic horror by putting emphasis on the inherent “carnivorousness” of existence and positioning humankind much lower on the food chain than is comfortable to think about. The protagonists in this collection are fighters — hardened detectives, bounty-hunters, gangsters — and watching them go up against the dark entities in these stories is much like watching that YouTube video where a rabbit fights off an enormous snake. The stories across this volume, his other two collections, and his two novels, are interconnected, and personally I find the “Barron mythos” far more compelling than Lovecraft’s.

2) Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe (Penguin Classics)
by Thomas Ligotti
A collection of bleak, dream-like stories with an oppressive atmosphere. Ligotti’s work is often labelled as “philosophical horror” and that’s not an unfair designation. For example, he takes up the philosophical notion that “all created things—appearances to the contrary—are of a single, unified, and transcendent stuff, an emanation of a central creative force,” but offers a twist by asserting that this Anima Mundi –this first matter of which everything else is a projection– is essentially evil in character.

3) Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy
by Jeff VanderMeer
A trilogy of novels collected together in one book. Labeling this as merely “horror” is a gross oversimplification. There’s this government agency called The Southern Reach that has been sending expeditions into a ‘haunted’ coastal region that goes by the designation of Area X (which has been closed off to the public ever since an unspecified ‘incident’ that occurred decades ago.) Past expeditions have come back changed or not at all, and the video footage that the Southern Reach does have… well, only top operatives are allowed to view it, and only in very short intervals at a time (for the sake of their mental health.) On the surface, these novels reminded me a bit of the SCP creepypastas mixed with House of Leaves, but there’s so SO much more here.

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S.S. HANAMI opening for Civil Youth in Orlando, FL — Sunday, Oct 18 — All Ages

We’re stoked to announce that we’ll will be opening for Civil Youth when they stop in Orlando on their October tour.
Sunday, Oct 18 – All Ages – 6:30 – $10 at the door
RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

As usual, we’ll be awarding a prize to the person who shows up wearing the best cosplay or costume. (Give it up one more time to “Masquerade Castiel” for winning this past Friday!!! :D)

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New CD Available Now!!!

Hello again everyone, this is Robbi from S.S. HANAMI with your September newsletter.
First off, a huge Thank You to everyone who attended our performance at UmiCon this past weekend and also to everyone who stopped by our merch table with kind words. And of course Thank You to UmiCon for having us back this year!!!

We still haven’t caught up on sleep… but it was worth it to stay up and watch James play Slender: The Arrival on the big hotel room TV with the lights off and the sound up!!! >:3

But let me cut to the chase — the big news is that our new CD FICTITIOUS is out! XD And we couldn’t be happier for you all to hear it! You can grab a copy right now on our STORE page.
Free shipping to anyone in the US for a limited time, and flat rate international shipping.


We also have a number of Florida shows in the upcoming months, and will be adding more on our SHOWS page and FACEBOOK, so stay tuned:

Orlando, FL – Bombshell’s Tavern “International Music Festival

Cocoa, FL – Dog ‘n Bone “Heaven and Hell” Halloween Show
with Pidjin

11/13/15 – 11/15/15
Chibi-Pa: Victory! – Deerfield Beach, FL

Well, that’s it for now. We couldn’t do this without you and we want each and every one of you to know that we’re extremely grateful.

~Robbi, Andrew, Nat, and James

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S.S. HANAMI returns to The Orpheum — Sunday, August 2nd

We’re gonna be back at The Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on Sunday, August 2nd.
It’s an ALL AGES show and tickets are $10 in advance ($12 at the door). To purchase tickets, send an email to info@sshanami.com with how many you’d like. We’ll mail your ticket(s) and send you a Paypal invoice.

Thank you all for your support this 5+ (almost six!) years.


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Eternal Summer 2015 Tour Videos

We’ve been uploading all of the tour videos (edited by Andrew) from our Eternal Summer Tour 2015 to this YouTube playlist, so subscribe or check back for updates every few days~

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S.S. HANAMI interview in Static Ink Magazine

We got permission to upload scans of our feature in Static Ink Magazine. Enjoy!
A huge thanks to Ami and Steve for the interview.

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