News for Dina Martina

NEWS : MON, DEC 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM

The unheard rumors are true! Sub Pop Records has signed the irrepressible Dina Martina for the known universe! To further complicate this news, we’re releasing a limited edition Dina Martina Jigsaw Puzzle!

“To those who have experienced the magic of Dina, she is a reason to live. To those who have not, she is nearly impossible to explain.”-  The Stranger
“A Sensation!” - New York Magazine
“Offbeat and inimitable!” -  The New York Times
“Dina Martina goes way beyond drag into some new kind of twisted art.” - John Waters
“Dina Martina is hilarious like no one else I know!” - Graham Norton
“Performance art never looked so good!” - Whoopi Goldberg

Gift (pron. “Jift”) parades! Lost Bryman Nursing School commercials! Phoebe (pron. “FOH-EBBIE”)!

Welcome to the world of Dina Martina, the tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur who has now signed with Sub Pop Records to release new material sometime in the near(ish) future! Today we’re celebrating this puzzling news by releasing a limited-edition jigsaw rendering of Dina’s face area (aka a puzzle).
Dina says of the announcement, “I cannot express how excited I am about this new endeavor with Sub Pop Records & Tapes. And the PUZZLE! Talk about WOW! For me, this puzzle represents so many things - which, again, I cannot express. This puzzle reminds me of my life: in pieces. But unlike life, all of the puzzle pieces are there. Thnak you.”
The Seattle-based Dina Martina has been in our orbit for some time, having originally released material through Sub Pop-affiliated Up Records, and making us laugh with her various holiday shows over the years. We’re longtime fans and thrilled to release her music (and novelty items). Please give us a warm hand in welcoming her to the label!
Dina Martina debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly gleaning reviews that dubbed her “magically warped,” “hilariously unfortunate” and “utter genius.”  Since then, she’s packed venues in New York, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, and San Francisco and shared bills with a wide array of acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Chita Rivera, and Nina Hagen.
Absolutely packed with ludicrous songs, horrifying stories and overburdened costumes, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to adequately describe, other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy. Dina Martina has been hailed as “divinely funny” (Time Out London), “painfully funny and demented” (Seattle Times) and “the most original drag performer working in America today” (Village Voice). What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.
Dina Martina’s shows in the U.S. and abroad have wowed the likes of John Waters, Bette Midler, Graham Norton, Kim Gordon, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Stone, Jennifer Coolidge, and many others. Martina has received The Stranger’s Genius Award for Theater, three Seattle Times Footlight Awards, as well as nominations for the Alpert Award in Theater, a SPIT Award for Best Solo Show, and two GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theater. She did not win those.

2021 Performances
Tue. Dec. 14 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Wed. Dec. 15 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Thu. Dec. 16 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Fri. Dec 17 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Sat. Dec. 18 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Mon. Dec. 20 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Tue. Dec. 21 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Wed. Dec. 22 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Thu. Dec. 23 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Tue. Dec. 28 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Wed. Dec. 29 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
Thu. Dec. 30 - London, UK - Soho Theatre
All Dates: The Dina Martina Christmas Show
Fri. Dec. 10 - Mon. Dec. 31 - Dina’s Christmas Special That So Many Missed in 2020 - Encore Presentation
2022 Performances
Tue. Jan. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Oasis
Wed. Jan. 12 - San Francisco, CA - Oasis
Thu. Jan. 13 - San Francisco, CA - Oasis
Sat. Jan. 22 - Stowe, VT - Winter Rendezvous (Festival Appearance)
Fri. Jan. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sat. Jan. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sun. Jan. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Mon. Jan. 31 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Tue. Feb. 01 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Wed. Feb. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Thu. Feb. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Fri. Feb. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sat. Feb. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sun. Feb. 06 - Los Angeles, CA - Cavern Club Theater/Casita Del Campo
Sat. Feb. 12 - San Diego, CA - Martini’s
Fri. Mar. 11 - New York, NY - Sony Hall
Thu. Apr. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Muse Event Center
All shows Chariots of Failure, unless noted.

For updated ticketing information on all Dina Martina shows, please visit

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : MON, NOV 5, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Drag Icon Dina Martina Stars In J Mascis’ Official Video For “Elastic Days,” The Title Track From His Forthcoming Album Out This Friday

Mascis’s international touring schedule for 2018/19 begins in North America November 7th

Drag icon Dina Martina appears in numerous guises, lip-synching against the moving background of blurry night time city streets in the new J Mascis video for the title track from Elastic Days, his forthcoming new album. Co-directors Shane Wahlund & Michael Anderson capture Dina’s uncannily contemplative and slightly melancholic mood, and her performance serves as the perfect visual for the song. 

J had this to say of the video, “I’ve been a big Dina Martina fan for a long time. I’ve seen her perform many times over the years. I’m glad that I got her to do this video before she becomes an untouchable superstar. I am amazed at how the video came out, I’m so psyched.”

J Mascis Tour Dates + Ticket Links

J Mascis’ North American tour dates for 2018 in support of Elastic Days begin on November 7th in Vancouver, BC at The Imperial and wrap up on December 15 in Portland, ME at Port City Music Hall. Then in early 2019, he’ll embark on UK tour which kicks off January 16th in Oxford at O2 Academy and ends on January 25th in Glasgow at St. Lukes. 

Nov. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial 
Nov. 08 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Nov. 09 - Seattle, WA - Tractor
Nov. 10 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
Nov. 14 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s 
Nov. 15 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Nov. 17 - Denver, CO - Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Nov. 18 - Fort Collins, CO - Washington’s 
Nov. 20 - Chicago, IL - City Winery*
Nov. 21 - Chicago, IL - City Winery*
Nov. 27 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery*
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN - City Winery*
Nov. 29 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar*
Nov. 30 - Detroit, MI - El Club*
Dec. 01 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall*
Dec. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe*
Dec. 05 - Washington, DC - City Winery*
Dec. 07 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade*
Dec. 08 - New York, NY - Public Arts*
Dec. 09 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom*
Dec. 12 - Providence, RI - The Met*
Dec. 13 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
Dec. 14 - Northampton, MA - The Academy of Music*
Dec. 15 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*
Jan. 16 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
Jan. 17 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Jan. 18 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Jan. 19 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Jan. 20 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Jan. 22 - Liverpool, UK - Arts Club
Jan. 23 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla 
Jan. 24 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Jan. 25 - Glasgow, UK - St. Lukes
* w/ Luluc

Elastic Days is available through and select independent retailers and there is also a new t-shirt design available.

Posted by Rachel White