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12 BARS

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.

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TRACKLIST

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
  • sept 19 - parkway theater - american graffiti screening

    Thursday Sept 19

    7:00 pm

    4818 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis

    Come see a screening of the George Lucas classic film American Graffiti

    with an opening set by The Bad Companions!

    MAP

  • sept 21 - powderhorn porchfest

    Saturday Sept 21

    9:15 pm

    3201  17th Ave. South Minneapolis

    Al and Dan do an accoustic show for Porchfest

    MAP

  • oct 23 - swing dance night american legion 435

    Wednesday Oct 23

    8:00 pm

    6501 Portland Ave South .  Richfield

    Bill and Shannon's Swing Dance Night.

    Lessons at 7:00 - Live music at 8:00

    MAP

  • nov 14 - 925 club

    Thursday Nov 14

    8:00 pm

    925 Lake St E  Wayzata, MN

    Al and Bill featuring the lovely and talented Jenny Russ!

    MAP

Biography

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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