The Bad Companions
New Album Released
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

The Reviews Are In!
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Upcoming Shows
  • april 23 - famous dave's uptown

    Monday April 23

    7:00 pm

    3001 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis

    Dance night at Famous Dave's! Special guest Lazy Ike!

    MAP

  • april 27 - chilkoot cafe - stillwater

    Friday April 27

    6:00pm

    826 4th St S, Stillwater

    Al, Bill & Jenny Russ unplugged!

    MAP

  • may 7 - famous dave's uptown

    Monday May 7

    7:00 pm

    3001 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis

    Dance night at Famous Dave's! Special guest Steve Clarke!

  • may 16 - lee's liquor lounge

    Wednesday May 16

    9:00 pm

    101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis

    Special guest Steve Clarke!

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

    MAP

  • june 4 - famous dave's uptown

    Monday June 4

    7:00 pm

    3001 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis

    Dance night at Famous Dave's! Special guest Jenny Russ!

    MAP

  • june 6 - lee's liquor lounge

    Wednesday June 6

    9:00 pm

    101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis

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

    MAP

  • june 9 - barely brothers records

    Saturday June 9

    2:00 pm

    783 Raymond Ave, St Paul

    National Record Store Day! Come out and support your local vinyl retailer!

    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 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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