Are Alien Ant Farm really worth $15000?

MC Hammer is four times as good as Wavves, roughly half as decent as Hootie and the Blowfish and basically the same as TV On the Radio. Those are just a few of the mathematical shocks provided by the Pretty Polly Productions booking sheet that did the rounds online today..

The booking chart for the “full service booking agency and concert production company specializing in college concerts, comedy, weddings, and private events/parties” provides plenty of shock revelations and amusing notes if you believe the quoted figures. Alien Ant Farm cost $10000 – $15000?! Ja Rule still exists and charges up to $50000?!

The list also includes a price for Bob Marley, which sets of alarm bells screaming ‘fake!’ until you realise that it’s Robert Cochrane “Bob” Marley, Jr., a comedian from Portland. However The Living End’s manager (and part time TV critic) Rae Harvey has declared that the list is fake telling M+N that “It probably explains why we’ve been getting strange emails from colleges in the US wanting to book The Living End for 7.5 to 10 grand… Our freight costs are more than that”.

We’re fairly prepared to believe that Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Jerry Seinfeld, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Usher will indeed set you back “BIG $$$” and Foo Fighters will make you cough up at least $300000. So as a mild time wasting distraction here’s a look at what the Aussies on the list are ‘worth’.

A set from Cut Copy will set you back the most, lightening your bank balance by a cool $60 – $75000. That’s more than double their closest local rivals, The Temper Trap and John Butler Trio, who charge just $30 – $35000 for a gig. Architecture In Helsinki are yours for $20000 while Missy Higgans leaves after a gig with a suitcase loaded with $12500 – $15000. If Tommy Emmanuel is more to your taste you’ll need between $10000 and $15 000, but Ben Lee will play for $8500, and Tame Impala will drop by for $7500.

An Horse and Daniel Merriweather go for just $5000 a piece; while Ladyhawke charges anywhere between $2500 and $5000. Down in the bargain bin Crayon Fields will play at your wedding, bar mitzvah or just for your idle amusement for just $500 – $2500. Wolfmother, Miami Horror and the ‘on hiatus’ Silverchair keep their cards closer to their chests and are simply listed as “call for pricing”.