KINGS OF LEON, a trio of Nashville brothers (and a cousin), have built a reputation on Southern hard rock. Their 2003 debut, Youth and Young Manhood, pummeled listeners with a series of crushingly fast and tough tracks about drunken binges and transvestite hookers. The family has since learned to expand its repertoire without losing its early intensity. Kings of Leon's latest album, Because of the Times, filters new inspirations from modern rock and country, so expect a little variety when the band hits Atlanta on Fri., JUNE 1. Snowden and the Features open. $25. 8 p.m. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022. www.livenation.com.