Niki Becker

Niki Becker is a garage pop folk-like singer/songwriter. Becker and her band fill her songs with intricate harmonies, textured guitars and powerful drums that color her playful, yet honest lyrics and haunting vocals. Born and raised in rural Minnesota and inspired by the country music of her childhood and the rock music of her teen years, she took these influences to heart when she began writing her own songs. Taking the stage for the first time in 2010, she quickly began booking her own shows and recording her debut album Good, released in October 2010. ​

Since then, Becker has released three more albums (2015's Reactor, 2012’s Sea Salt and the EP Intermission in 2013), made the Honorable Mentions list for Vita.MN’s 2013 Are You Local? contest, played festivals around the region (Stone Arch Bridge Festival, Mid West Music Fest, Keweenawesomefest), and is currently working on her next release with her band: lead guitarist Shawn Davis, bassist Bart Boutwell, drummer Sara Beth Horishynk, and backing vocalist Colleen Borgendale.

​ Niki can be found playing in rock venues with her full band, taking the stage solo with just her guitar, or joined by her lead guitarist and/or backing vocalist. "I’m a girl. Who plays music. In a band. With other people. I sing and play guitar. I write songs and as a band we arrange them. That’s how we do it. We are all from different places. We all do different things. We’ve been told we sound like Rilo Kiley, Ani Difranco, The Velvet Underground (oddly, I’ve heard this one the most), Kimya Dawson...mostly we sound like us. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen. Thank you." ​

Past Shows


Nov
29
th
2019
Turf Club
Nov
29
th
2019
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS and The Melismatics

with Annie and the Bang Bang, MAD RIPPLE HOOT FOR SLIM, Al Church and more!
Nov
23
rd
2018
Turf Club
Nov
23
rd
2018
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS and The Melismatics

with The Bad Man, D8MCHILD, FURY THINGS and more!
Dec
9
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
9
th
2017
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS and The Melismatics

with Eleganza!, Early Eyes, The Bad Man and more!
Nov
8
th
2017
Turf Club
Nov
8
th
2017
Turf Club

A NIGHT FOR NAGEL

Benefit Concert for Jason Nagel
with ADAM LEVY AND FRENEMIES, JOHN MUNSON AND CHAN POLING, John Swardson and more!

More Shows

Jul
29
th
7th St Entry

Colin Bracewell

with GOWNS and Durry
Jul
28
th
Fine Line

AG Club

with PAYDAY
Sep
1
st
7th St Entry

Tori Evans

with The Hive and Katy Vernon
Jul
15
th
7th St Entry

Zaq Baker and Maria and the Coins

with Getting By