BLISSMAL: Aestrid // geronimo // The Pool of Tears

Friday 15 February

BLISSMAL: Aestrid // geronimo // The Pool of Tears

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Poster artwork & design by Max van Schendel

This will be the first edition of BLISSMAL, a lovely display of underground bands in genres like shoegaze, dream pop, noise pop and post-punk.

On the day after valentines we're organizing an evening for lovers of dreamy vocals, fuzz, reverb, ethereal sounds and the like. This first edition will feature three bands whose members all currently reside the Netherlands.

This event is powered by Geregeld Ontregeld, a collective of young organizers, programmers and other creative minds based in Amsterdam.


Aestrid is a three-piece band from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Their sound balances between post-punk and ambient music meeting the wideness of shoegaze in the middle. Whether it is about the randomness while improvising, or the perfectionism that used to rule the early days of the band, Aestrid is always about the feeling that remains.

Bo Menning – vocals/guitars
Jurriaan Sielcken – bass/keys
Ray Kornet – drums


geronimo is an alternative-pop band from Santiago de Chile, currently settled in Rotterdam, Netherlands. At the moment, the band is working on a new album.

Tomás Novoa (compositions, instruments, and production)
Kees Braam (keys, drums, and production)
Tammo Deuling (bass and backing vocals on live performance)
Christopher Rijckaert (drums and samples on live performance)


The Pool Of Tears is an instrumental nedergaze, post-rock, blackgaze band from Almere, The Netherlands. Named after the second chapter of Lewis Caroll’s novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Formed in early 2017 by Gene Teysse. Inspired by many 90’s/00’s shoegaze, post-rock, coldwave bands like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai, Chapterhouse, Ellysgarden & The Last Days.

Gene Teysse – guitar, bass, synthesizer, drum machine

Date & Time: 

Friday, 15 February, 2019 (All day)


  • music/concert


  • music
Amstelveenseweg 134
1075 XL Amsterdam


Former squat, now legalised

OCCII has a long history of existing as a self-sustainable and autonomous independent venue. OCCII not only provides a stage for underground and radical music acts – it is also run almost entirely by volunteers. Every OCCII volunteer helps the venue in one way or another.


  • bar/cafe / children's activity / course/workshop / exhibition / food / meeting / music/concert / party / work space/diy

opening times: 

Everyday, time depending on programme