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
  • oct 19 - excelsior brewing company

    Friday October 19

    8:00 pm

    421 3rd St, Excelsior, MN

    Rockin' the lake side!


  • oct 26 - knuckle down saloon

    Friday October 26

    9:00 pm

    2513 Seiferth Rd, Madison, WI

    Road trip!


  • oct 27 - day block brewing company

    Saturday October 27

    8:00 pm

    1105 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis

    Also featuring The 99ers!


  • nov 5 - famous dave's uptown

    Monday November 5

    7:00 pm

    3001 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis

    Special guest Amanda White on vocals!


  • nov 7 - lee's liquor lounge

    Wednesday November 7

    8:00 pm

    101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis

    Swing dance night at Lee's!  Swing dance lessons at 7:00. Music starts at 8:00.

    Special guest Dan Gaarder!


  • nov 9 - modist brewery

    Friday November 9

    8:00 pm

    505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN

    We will feature tracks from our forthcoming album, followed by Umbrella Bed - Minnesota Ska legends.



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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