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
  • June 12 - como park groovin' at the garden

    Wednesday June 14

    6:00 pm

    1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN

    An outdoor show in the open space between the St. Paul Conservatory and the carousel outside Como Zoo. Beer and wine available!


  • June 21 - lee's liquor lounge

    101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis

    Wednesday April 5

    9:00 pm

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


  • June 24 - mSRA back to the 50s

    1265 Snelling Ave North, St Paul, MN

    Saturday June 24

    3:00 pm

    Classic Cars! Rockabilly Music! What's not to love?


  • june 26 - famous dave's uptown

    Monday June 26


    3001 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis

    Swing Dance Night at Famous Dave's!


  • july 5 - lee's liquor lounge

    Wednesday July 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.


  • aug 4 - aster cafe

    Friday August 4

    6:00 pm

    125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN

    An early show at the Aster Cafe on the shores of the beautiful Mississippi River!



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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