I've booked with a couple of different agencies with generally good results. You figure that a group of people that do this for a living would have a clue what they're doing. Apparently not the folks at Afton. My last show with my metal band was a disaster in every respect except (except for the music) because of the incompetent and unprofessional people at Afton. First, we were supposed to sell tickets for the gig, but we didn't get tickets, we got "vouchers". Basically paper printouts that our people had to use to register online blah blah blah contrived BS method of attending a show. And they didn't even work, so our fans/friends had to pay the door price. Second, they booked 10 bands that night (none of them metal, except us), and they ALL showed up. So, of course, after a 6pm load-in to play at 10:30pm, we get pushed back to 12:30am. Third, we only had time to play half our set before getting rushed out by the staff so the place could close. Moral of the story, IME, Afton is a piece of garbage booking agency and I would highly discourage anyone from booking shows with them. Just thought I'd share. Cheers, El P.S. On the flip side, I've played several shows with Contorted Records, and every one of them has been awesome, and we plan on continuing to book with them.