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Just picked up a mint Peter Criss doll from eBay—still in plastic, with the drum that shoots drumstick rockets. Excellent. But how much better to have a Peter Criss tribute doll—an action figure that looks sorta like the original but just isn’t quite it? In fact, what is sadly missing from the whole psychotically obsessive collectible market is what is increasingly abundant in the psychotically obsessive music fan market: the tribute band. And even though the original KISS is back on the scene, their rockelgangers, KISS Army—Jim Seda, Steve Clark, Brian Angel, and Paul Helms—proudly march into town this week. Bill Starkey, creator of the first KISS fan club (in 1975), gushes, “[It’s] the closest thing I’ve seen to KISS!” They’ve got the flames, they’ve got the outfits, and they’re playing, of course, at Jaxx. At 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10. (703) 569-5940. (Dave Nuttycombe)