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Golden Road to Dead & Company after parties, late-night munchies

Ghost Light, Marcus King and more great bands bringing the late-night jams

Bob Weir sings as Mickey Hart plays the drums during the Dead & Company concert Friday at Folsom Field on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.
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Welcome back to Boulder, Deadheads. Can we abide by traffic laws now? I’m looking at you, California. The blinker isn’t ornamental, fools.

Now that you’re back and ready to dance like it’s 1969, might as well pick up some cannabis, melt away and ride the weekend hard and long. We’ve compiled some after parties for you to dad dance to in mom jeans. And since you have to smoke an ounce in like two-and-a-half days, you’ll likely get hungry, so we’ve listed some late-night dining options.

Have fun, kids. Don’t get arrested, unless you got booted from the Millennial Harvest House. (At least you’d have a place to sleep.)

Harry Perry plays the guitar as he walks around the vendor area before the start of the Dead & Company concert on Friday at Folsom Field on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

Post-Dead Shows

Ghost Light after party

10:30 p.m. doors, 11:30 p.m. show today, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, $20-$25; bouldertheater.com

This Philly jam quintet is led by Tom Hamilton — of American Babies, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & the Kids — Raina Mullen (of American Babies), Holly Bowling, Steve Lyons and Scotty Zwang.

Fresh off the group’s first album release, “Best Kept Secrets,” Ghost Light’s shows stray from their precision-focused recordings into psychedelic territory that often slips into improvisational trips.

On crafting the band’s new album over a two-year period, Hamilton told Live For Live Music in a March interview:

“We wanted to see what would happen if we opened up some new creative doors, so we got a whole bunch of LSD. Twice a week for a few months, Raina and I would eat acid and just work in the studio all night.”

The Marcus King Band after party

10:30 p.m. doors, 11:30 p.m. show Saturday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, $20-$25; bouldertheater.com

Raised in Greenville, South Carolina, playing the blues with his bluesman father Marvin King, Marcus King is a fourth-generation musician, as his great grandfather played the fiddle. Taking the spotlight in his own jam-rock group, The Marcus King Band features Jack Ryan, Stephen Campbell, Justin Johnson, Dean Mitchell and DeShawn “D-Vibes” Alexander.

The Boulder show is sold out, which is not surprising, as the 23-year-old southern rocker and his crew tend to do, but don’t fret. Boulder Theater partnered with Lyte for fans to have a way to get official tickets after they sell out. Check out lyte.com for details.

Marcus King told Rolling Stone in a December interview:

“My dad’s a guitar player, so I was always really influenced by a guitar-driven sound. Separately, I was influenced by frontmen and women, like Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin. Miles Davis, Coltrane, James Brown. People with attitude, man.”

Kitchen Dwellers after party

10:30 p.m. doors, 11:30 p.m. show today, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $15-$18; foxtheatre.com

Bluegrass band from Montana brings its “Galaxy Grass” to town in a show that is also a celebration of and benefit for the late-Jeff Austin, of Boulder County’s Yonder Mountain String Band fame. On the band’s Facebook page, the group wrote in a post that without Austin and Yonder mountain, the Kitchen Dwellers wouldn’t exist: “Most of us would probably have never picked up an acoustic instrument. Without Jeff Austin and Yonder Mountain String Band, some of us would’ve never really known what bluegrass music was – or how truly awe inspiring of a force it could be,” the post reads.

“We’ve lost a pillar of our beloved bluegrass community, a truly amazing musician and human, and one of our biggest heroes in the world. We only hope that we can somehow contribute to this legacy of love, and kindness, and friendship that inspired us all so deeply when we were just young weirdos.”

Cycles and Flash Mountain Flood after party

10 p.m. doors, 10:30 p.m. show Saturday, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $12-$15; foxtheatre.com

Denver three-piece band Cycles (Patrick Harvey, Tucker McClung and Michael Wood) bang out a jamtastic blend of mixed genres packed into a powerful trio.

From the band’s bio: “Screaming peaks and balanced grooves find their way out of the chaos of a jam while samples ripped from anything between Prince, Missy Elliott, Chris Farley and Mortal Kombat movie quotes (and much more) ring out in the mix adding to the multicolored blend of sound filling a room and often standing out as comedic elements of the show.”

ed its first album, “Speak of Heaven.” Frontman Logan Green told the Daily Camera in a May interview that the band prides itself on presenting an improv-heavy show.

“Honestly we consider ourselves to be the gold standard or very definition of a jam band,” Green said. “We do feel the ‘jam band’ title gets thrown around way too much with no real respect towards the whole essence of what it takes to actually be a jam band. We will admit, agree and assure most ‘jam bands’ today it seems, even in a town like Boulder, would only be improvising or ‘jamming’ maybe 30 percent of the time. But Flash Mountain Flood can confidently assure you that we are playing spontaneously 90 percent of the time we are performing — going as far as to not even create a set list most nights and just playing to the crowd making it different every time”

Travis Blumenthal and Vera Farina, with AEG, take a photo of themselves dressed as Grateful Dead dancing bears while sitting next to Charlie Connor, who traveled from Connecticut to attend the Dead & Company concert, at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field in Boulder in 2016.

Other music around Boulder

TODAY

Winterland, 5:30 p.m. Oskar Blues Tap Room, 921 Pearl St.The Mixers, 3 p.m. Dark Horse, 2922 Baseline RoadGetaway Car, 10 p.m. No Name Bar, 1325 Broadway St.Tenth Mountain Division, 10 p.m. Lazy Dog, 1346 Pearl St.

SATURDAY

Abear, 2:30 p.m., Oskar Blues Boulder, 921 Pearl St.Erik Boa And The Constrictors, 8 p.m., Oskar Blues BoulderJack Cloonan Band with Silas Herman, 9 p.m. Southern Sun; 627 S. BroadwayMisty Willow and Friends, 10 p.m. No Name BarTJF4, 10 p.m. Lazy Dog

SUNDAY

Winterland, 10 p.m., Mountain Sun, 1535 Pearl St.

Late-night bites

Note: Listed hours are Friday-Saturday •Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, 1535 Pearl St., open until 1 a.m.•Southern Sun, 627 S. Broadway, open until 1 a.m.•Half Fast Subs, 1215 13th St., open until 11 p.m.•Golden Sun Chinese Restaurant, 1635 28th St., open until 1 a.m.•Illegal Pete’s, 1447 Pearl St., open until midnight•Fat Shack, 1110 13th St., open until 3 a.m.•Attic Bar & Bistro, 949 Walnut St., open until midnight•Pasta Jay’s, 1001 Pearl St., open until 11 p.m.•Hilltop Food Court, 1310 College Ave., open until 11 p.m.•BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1690 28th St., open until 11 p.m.•Eureka! 1048 Pearl St., open until 11 p.m.•Boss Lady Pizza, 1129 13th St., open until midnight•South Mouth Wings, 1650 Broadway, Suite A, open until midnight•Illegal Pete’s, 1124 13th St., open until midnight•IHOP, 1675 28th St., open 24 hours•Bluff Street Bar & Billiards, 2690 28th St., Suite E, open until midnight•Qdoba, 1625 28th St., Suite 401, open until 11 p.m.•The Attic Bar & Bistro, 949 Walnut St., open until 2 a.m.•Boulder Baked, 1911 Broadway, open until midnight•Bramble & Hare, 1970 13th St., open until midnight•Brasserie Ten Ten, 1011 Walnut St., open until 11 p.m.•The Corner Bar, 2115 13th St., open until midnight•Hapa Sushi, 1117 Pearl St., open until midnight•Japango, 1136 Pearl St., open until midnight•Lindsay’s Boulder Deli, 1148 Pearl St., open until 11 p.m.•Lolita’s Market & Deli, 800 Pearl St., open 24 hours a day•Pizza Colóre, 1336 Pearl St., open until 2:30 a.m.•Sushi Zanmai, 1221 Spruce St., open until midnight Saturday•West End Tavern, 926 Pearl St., open until 11 p.m.•Yellow Deli, 908 Pearl St., midnight-3 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday, noon to midnight Sunday•Zoe Ma Ma, 2010 10th St., open until 11 p.m.

From left, Amber Davis, “Curtis T” Thorniley and James “Moon” Chandler have a jam session before Friday’s Dead & Company show at Folsom Field in Boulder.

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