I'm going to springboard this off of Matt's thread asking about whether or not anyone here has a manager. My band has recently started to get serious about playing more out of town gigs since we've really begun to lock down our home turf. For awhile, we've been trying to book these out of town gigs ourselves (and even I started a thread about doing gig swaps with other TB'ers) but so far our ability to make anything happen has been less than stellar. We've thought about hiring a legit booking agency to help us do our bookings, and I just wanted to ask you guys' opinions on them, what kind of deal you can expect, and just any other tips you guys might have when it comes to dealing with them. AC Entertainment is actually located here in Knoxville (they're the guys who do Bonnaroo), so we're thinking about contacting them.