Tonight, Seattle treasures the Cops and Blue Scholars both begin three-night stands, at the Sunset and Neumos respectively, and are supported by an embarrassment of local talent. The Cops' Rock 'n' Roll Circus features, on various nights, Cancer Rising, the Fall of Troy, Kinski, the Whore Moans, Spiral Stairs, the Sea Navy, Wallpaper, and others. Blue Scholars' run features Common Market, the Physics, Mad Rad, and Truckasauras. Every night of each residency is well worth catching, but I especially recommend Neumos on Friday and the Sunset on Saturday. (Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave NW, 784-4880, 9 pm, $10, 21+; Neumos, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467, 8 pm, $15, Thurs–Fri all ages/Sat 21+.)

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