Greetings! Welcome to Midland Mania, incorporating Black Country Rock – a long overdue (or so we think anyway) website aiming to advertise, review and detail every rock gig, concert, show and cult or arthouse movie screening in the entire Midlands. Beware; there may also be some jazz, soul, folk & reggae featured.

Whether you’re based in the West Midlands (Brum, Wolves, Cov, Worcs, Warks, etc) East Midlands (Notts, Derbys, Leics, Northants) South Midlands (Gloucs, Oxon, even North Bucks) Mid Midlands (Stoke, Staffs) or in far flung Lincolnshire, we hope you make this your one-stop reference guide. If you’re a promoter, an agent, a musician, a film maker, or just someone with a keen eye for the audio-visual arts, and there’s something you want to tell us about or update us on, please get in touch via the contact page.

At present we’re handling all reviews ourselves, and we hope they’re insightful and informative enough for you – but who knows, in the future we may be looking for outside contributions. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, feel free to peruse, search, wander and submerge yourself in our ever-growing mine of magic & mystery. As a great man by the name of Dave once wrote,

“Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock”
Darius Drewe (Thee Editorius)