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Germ Theory and No Reason to Care full of MHS talent

Local bands composed of MHS students set to participate in weekend show
Members of both bands pose for photo.

Mead has many talented local rock bands with tons of different styles, though two of those bands have Mead High School students in them. Mead’s local rock bands, Germ Theory, featuring Jacob Morales (‘26), and No Reason to Care, featuring Lars Messmer (‘25), are performing with CIVVIE, Kapei, and Goat at 5 p.m on Sept. 16 at 1970 N 75th street, 80301.

Germ Theory was created in 2020 by bass player Will Leyden. It also includes Alex Casano playing guitar and Mead’s Jacob Morales on the drums. 

Morales started playing the drums when he was a kid, taking bucket drumming classes. From there, he started taking drum set classes with his uncle. To Morales, Covid-19 is when it all really happened for him. “During seventh grade, I started picking the drums back up, and from there I kind of just started doing it as my thing.”

When the band was first getting started, it was Leyden and Casano searching for a drummer, and that’s when they found Morales. “A friend of mine told me that her friends were wanting to start a band. It was a guitarist and a bassist and they just needed a drummer, so they showed up to my house one day, and… the rest is history.”

The band takes inspiration from punk music and the alternative rock era. They are heavily influenced by the band Green Day, using the band’s songs to gain inspiration for their demo.

Jacob Morales

No Reason to Care is an emo punk rock band located in Mead, Colorado. It was started in 2019 by Drake Byars who first played the drums, but later became the lead guitarist, and Anthony (Dusk) Molinero, the rhythm guitarist and vocalist. No Reason to Care later added MHS student Lars Messmer on the bass.

Messmer started learning how to play instruments generally on the bass and later switched to the guitar, though when the opportunity came to play the bass for No Reason to Care, he took it. 

“I saw on Instagram this summer [that it] needed a guitar or bass player and I was, like, I could play either,” said Messmer. “And it’s just been history since then.” 

 The band is inspired by 90’s and early 2000’s punk. They have a punk and screamo, a subgenre of emo from the early 90’s, feel to their music. They released their first single “Poison Control” this year, a well put together song that’s perfect for any punk and emo rock fans. To those interested in listening, “Poison Control” can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. 

 With so much musical talent in Mead, it’s important to show up and support local bands. Come see No Reason to Care and Germ theory on Sept. 16. Doors open at 5 p.m and admission is only $12. The set list includes Goat at 6 p.m, Civvie at 6:45, No Reason to Care at 7:30, Kapei at 8:15, and finishes off with Germ Theory at 9pm.

If you can’t make it to the show, you can still support these incredible bands by following No Reason to Care and Germ theory on Instagram (@germ_theory_ and @noreasontocare), TikTok (@germ.theory and @noreasontocare), and wherever else you listen to your music.





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Isabella Pacotti is a sophomore. She enjoys skateboarding, drawing, painting, and reading. She is involved with orchestra and theatre. She is looking forward to writing articles for The Mav this year.
Jacob Morales, Writer
Jacob Morales is a sophomore. He enjoys playing the drums, eating sushi, and napping with his dog, Ellie. He is involved with Marching Band and Advanced Jazz Band. Jacob is looking forward to making music with his band, passing his AP classes, and playing concerts.
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    BlamesSep 20, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    I’ll be there (next time)