Latest Album

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
  • june 18 - como park dockside

    Tuesday June 18

    7:00 pm

    1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul

    Lovely Como Park dockside pavilion.


  • june 20 - kingfield porchfest 2019

    Thursday June 20

    7:30 pm

    4300 block of Harriet Ave S Mpls

    Accoustic set with Al, Bill and Dan!


  • june 28 - eagle's #34

    Friday June 28

    8:00 pm

    2507 E 25th Street Minneapolis

    with Lazy Ike and Friends


  • july 11 - minnehaha falls band shell

    Thursday July 11

    7:00 pm

    4825 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

    At the Band Shell


  • july 13 - moe's american grill

    Saturday July 13

    7:00 pm

    2400 Mounds View Blvd. Mounds View

    Opeing for Trailer Trash!


  • july 20 - spirit of the lakes festival

    Saturday July 20

    1:30 pm

    Surfside Park, Mound

    Afternoon set on the beach. There will no doubt be some beach twister tunes.


  • july 21 - highland fest

    Sunday July 21

    2:30 pm

    790 Cleveland Ave S  St. Paul

    Hot Rods on parade!



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
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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