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The combination of Pam Bricker’s Annie Rosslike voice and Dave Frishberg’s witty pop tunes on Bricker’s new album, Lookin’ Good, isn’t for everyone. If you like the bold spices of Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross, Manhattan Transfer, and Saturday Night Live’s Sweeney Sisters, you’ll warm to Bricker’s undeniable talent. But I like my cookin’ just a bit blander, sloppier, and sadder. For a smilin’ good time, see the Pam Bricker Quintet at Lookin’ Good’s release party Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. at One Step Down, 2517 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $10. (202) 331-8863. (Christopher Porter)