The Kill Devil Club is not all that new of a spot, but it was the first time we had been there. It turned out to be a nice. Dimly lit, it was not so dark that you could not see around the room, darkly decorated in blacks and reds. There is plenty of seating throughout the place at small two and four-person tables, along with lots of cozy lounge-type seating around the perimeter of the room. The service was good, and generally friendly, but terribly slow. The food seemed a bit over-priced, and drinks about the same as you might expect anywhere else in the District.
Shades of Jade played well, after they found their groove. The female vocalist had a sweet voice that carried nicely over the apparent rift between the drummer and the keyboardist, smoothing the situation out. The latter seemed to be battling each other for control of the tempo throughout the first few songs; either that, or the songs themselves demanded that sort of activity, but it did not really seem so at the time. I do not recall, but by the third song, the issue seemed to have sorted itself out. I would recommend the drummer and the keyboardist try swapping their location. The keyboardist positioning himself in the usual position of the drummer on the stage may be attributing to his apparent need to control the tempo.
After the first set, we headed out, so have no idea how well the rest of the night went. Folks were starting to arrive, and the place was slowly but deliberately filling up. We do plan to make another trip to the Kill Devil Club and have a listen to Grand Marquis, and maybe Levee Town too. Looking over their flyer of upcoming events, they seem to have a good line-up of local talent; of course, that is, if the calendar can be trusted.