The Bad Companions
New Album Released

The latest album, which track by track paints a Dante-esque descent into a booze-soaked nether-world of depravity and sin, bereft of light, hope or affection, full of pain and fear, in which the only solace is in forgetting and numbing with drink.

But at least you can dance to it.



01.  12 Bars

02.  Last Night's Wine

03.  Beers and Betties

04.  Let's Boogie

05.  The Big Man (He's Put On Weight)



06.  My Mind Has A Mind Of It's Own

07.  Fly Me To The Moon

08.  Dear Old Dad

09.  Twister

10.  She'll Be Back Again

Upcoming Shows
  • april 19 - lee's liquor lounge

    Wednesday April 19


    101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis

    The Bad Companions backup Mr. Lazy Ike for a night of Rockabilly mayhem.


  • april 24 - famous dave's uptown

    Monday April 24


    3001 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis

    Swing Dance Night at Famous Dave's!


  • april 29 - palmer's bar

    Saturday April 29

    10:00 pm

    500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN


    The bar is a Twin Cities classic. Come see The Bad Companions tear up the joint.

  • may 3- lee's liquor lounge - opening for deke dickerson

    Wednesday May 3


    101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis


    The Bad Companions open for Deke Dickerson!

  • may 29- famous dave's uptown

    Monday March 27


    3001 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis

    Swing Dance Night at Famous Dave's!


  • june 7 - lee's liquor lounge

    Wednesday April 5

    9:00 pm

    101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis

    Swing dance night at Lee's!  Swing dance lessons at 8:00. Music starts at 9:00.


  • june 8 - mankato songs on the lawn

    Wednesday April 5

    11:00 am

    80 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN

    Come see The Bad Companions outdoors in their natural habitat!



The Bad Companions are a long standing (and popular!) Minneapolis based roots-rock quartet. We’re two guitars, stand-up bass and drums, with great vocals, horns on special occasions, a strong original catalog and a set list as long as your arm drawn from the swingin’ heyday of American rock-a-billy, r & b, country  and blues. We’ve been featured on NPR’s ‘Prairie Home Companion’, have a couple national television appearances under our belt and have graced the radio airwaves of this great state from Duluth to Le Seuer. We’ve entertained folks everywhere from your corner bar to county fairs, car shows and music festivals around the Midwest with a dynamic live show that’s ear, dance and family friendly.


Band founder Alan Subola is an award winning guitarist and accomplished songwriter, who has received glowing reviews for his work from around the globe in magazines like the UK’s highly respected MOJO. The band is top-flight, with players drawn from some of the best roots bands in the Twin Cities from the last few years: the renowned Dan Gaarder (Trailer Trash, Roe Family) on guitar, Hayden Grooms (The Hillions) on skins and W.E. Keefe (Vibro Champs, etc...) slappin’ the doghouse. Singer and guitarist Alan Subola is a Vibro Champs vet as well and can be found on a stage somewhere in the Cities on any given night.



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The Bad Companions are a long standing Minneapolis roots-rock quartet. Featuring two guitars, stand-up bass, drums, great vocals, a strong original catalogue and a set list as long as your arm drawn from the swingin’ heyday of American Rock-a-Billy, R&B, Country and Blues.

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