Well, there was some music to report. It preceded the Women's march as a lead in. First up was a set with grunge rock band Matriarch. I was mightily amused by their byline and couldn't resist the listen "...four 'mature' women who should know better. Matriarch have arcane knowledge on living a life of regrets, ageing disgracefully and not giving a f***. Come get enlightened." They played nicely rocky numbers with social themes and not always too softly spoken. Titles like: Sucks to be a girl; Messy house; Mansplain; Four mature women who should know better; Too much oil. A band with themes and attitude; rock guitars and pushy vox and thumpy drums. Great. I liked it. And just before the women's march, Monica Moore singing the feminist classic, Helen Reddy's I am woman, with guitar accompaniment. That got some cheers! And one last song, a solo Aboriginal voice singing a short but haunting piece passed down through generations of women. Sadly, I missed her name.
Matriarch are Ana Key (vocals, guitar), Glenda Harvey (guitar), Lee Grunwald (bass) and Leanne Thompson (drums). Monica Moore (vocals) sang I am woman accompanied by acoustic guitar. They sang outside Parliament House for the Women's March4Justice.