Sisters Dissonance is the collaborative effort between Ady and Shan and is something akin to but not quite a music zine, a travelogue, a photography/art publication, and a home base for their joint projects. The two sisters hit the road together whenever they can, and live music is often at the crux of the travels.
They are the granddaughters of Mackie Wright, who was an upright bass player for Freddie Shaffer and The Victory Sweethearts, an all-girls WW2 era traveling band from the 1940′s. They blame their wanderlust traveling tendencies, music addictions, and strong need to keep busy creatively on their late grandmother (she’d be proud), and channel these efforts into Sisters Dissonance (formerly known as Two Sisters and a Show).
Shan (CLE-based) is a freelance designer, writer and artist, and creator of imaginary superhero costumes. She takes care of most of the writing and illustrative duties for Sisters Dissonance. She draws all over things when she can get away with it, and is obsessed with cilantro and the slickrock canyons of Utah. She covets her Faber-Castell India ink pens (sometimes too much) and is author of the collaborative project blog Mental Beans! She also cooks to music almost every day, and her alter ego is the culinary villain known as The Overbaker. Her longest and strongest running musical and philosophical influence in life is The Clash/Joe Strummer/Mick Jones.
Ady (PHL-based) is the younger sister of Shan. When not working her “real” job she can be found behind the lens at a show, and is Sisters Dissonance’s principal photographer. It is important that you know that her favorite color is green, and she is stealthily building her camera lens arsenal. She is also a seasoned ceramicist and is able to switch gears in a single bound! —she has grown very adept at ducking into coffee shop restrooms wearing her day-profession attire and emerging quickly as the amazing pastry-baking, live music photograph-taking super hero, Super Sweets. In addition to live music photography she also photographs people, places and other real-life moments shared via her Smugmug site.
In addition to the various projects they dream up together, whenever Ady and Shan meet up for their SisDiss-style travels, they set out to explore towns and seek out local eateries for food and drink. Much merrymaking and gamboling occurs along the way! And finally, a show, or sometimes two, are attended. Upon returning to “the real world” the resulting photos, video, artwork inspired by their exploration, and various other “artifacts” from their nomadic episodes are then shared here. All content within this site subsequently is 100% their own—their photos, video, commentary, artwork etc—to give you a one of a kind glimpse into the events from their perspective. View our photo sharing policy here.