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Appropriate Grammar reunites for MidCoast Takeover fundraiser Saturday at the RecordBar

Local band Appropriate Grammar is reuniting for a fundraiser Saturday at the RecordBar.

The show will be the third fundraiser for the MidCoast Takeover, the four-day showcase of Kansas City music at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, in March.

Also on the bill: Kangaroo Knife Fight, Big Iron and Reid the Martian.

The reunited Appropriate Grammar is playing its first show since August 2013, when it disbanded after four successful years, two full-lengths and two EPs.

Nick McKenna, one of the band’s founders, said the breakup was friendly but necessary.

“Sometimes projects just come to a tipping point,” he said. “At that time in all our lives we all had other things that we wanted to focus on, so we decided to end it amicably.

“All of my bandmates are in awesome bands in town. Steve (Gardels) is in the Philistines. Claire (Adams) has several projects, one of them being Katy Guillen & the Girls. Alex (Dunsford) started the Morningglories, and I am in the infancy stages of starting a new band.

“For myself at least, Appropriate Grammar will always be the band that really helped develop who I am as a musician.”

Saturday’s show starts at 9:45 p.m. Admission for the 18-and-older show is $10.

For more local music news, visit our music blog, Back to Rockville, on KansasCity.com. Follow Tim Finn on Twitter (@phinnagain and @kcstarrockville).

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