KINGS OF LEON, LOCAL NATIVES
(Moda Center, 1 Center Ct) You know, the face of mainstream rock could be a lot worse. Kings of Leon's discography certainly can't be accused of overflowing with classic albums, but the inevitable Greatest Hits is going to be a motherfucker. Yes, they'll have to put "Use Somebody" and the ridiculous "Sex on Fire" on there, but they'll probably also find room for "The Bucket" and the wonderfully jangly, breakneck "Happy Alone," too—not to mention the pretty-okay "Supersoaker" from their latest, the otherwise predictable Mechanical Bull. Perhaps they'll even find room for the original version of "California Waiting," from the long-lost Holy Roller Novocaine EP, perhaps the best thing these Southern boys have laid to tape. Put them all together, and that's a collection no one would toss off the jukebox. NED LANNAMANN


CRIMINAL CODE, NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS, ARCTIC FLOWERS, VEXX
(Blackwater Records, 223 NE Russell) From this week's All Ages Action!: [Arctic Flowers are] equal parts grunge, pop-punk, and Ian Curtis fetishism, and not nearly as obnoxious as that sounds. MORGAN TROPER