Jagged Edge was one of the leading R&B groups through the late '90s and mid-'00s, and although it isn't getting the same amount of attention anymore, its music has remained remarkably consistent. Without giving in to the latest trends, which often blur the lines between hip-hop, R&B and electronica, the quartet's latest album, "Layover," updates its soulful sound but maintains a mid-aughts throwback essence. The romance in the lyrics is convincing — it's the kind of music that makes it easy to pull your loved one close (or send a dreaded ex text) and keep warm during the chilly season. Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Fillmore Silver Spring. fillmoresilverspring.com. $30.
In what seems like a once-in-a-lifetime lineup, stars from every genre are coming together to spread a little cheer. Fall Out Boy will take care of pop-punk tastes ahead of its much anticipated "Mania" album, along with EDM producer Zedd, whose yet-to-be-named album has spawned his most successful single yet. And after engineering an extraordinary comeback, Kesha brings triumphant pop, while Maryland's own Logic — who had a breakout year himself — serves up the hip-hop offerings. Other artists include Halsey, Charlie Puth and Camila Cabello, among others. Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Capital One Arena. capitalonearena.com. $40-$200.
Of her latest album, "Phases," Angel Olsen wrote, "It's like a diary was stolen and mass produced." It features all demos and B-sides, which, by their very nature, can be all the more personal. But for the singer-songwriter, they become more like the connective tissue that helps tie her body of work together. Whether they'll get the live treatment remains to be seen, as this is a continuation of her "My Woman" tour, but anything goes when it comes to Olsen who, in her own words, has "got nothin' to hide." Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. at the 9:30 Club. $25. (Dec. 14's show is sold out.)
After serving more than a year in jail, Fat Trel came home in late September to a warm welcome from his fans, locally and nationwide. Although he had kept his name buzzing with a steady stream of releases while he was gone, he quickly hit the ground running with a new song, aptly titled "First Day Out." The track, driven by a sullen piano melody, offers a glimpse into the D.C. native's head as he did his time — those who supported him and those who didn't, and how he "wrote 100 songs." For this hometown show, Fat Trel will probably have plenty on his mind, but more important, he'll have even more to celebrate. Dec. 14 at 10 p.m. at U Street Music Hall. ustreetmusichall.com. $28.