If you’re the type that loves knowing about a band before they even know they’re a band, then this is the venue you’ll want to frequent. A hub for indie-rock talent, the Garrison is a dive bar in size with hall-level sound. It has close quarters in the back but if you like to be surprised with something new or hunt out an obscure band based on that amazing YouTube video, this is a likely choice. Shows are typically less than $20 and there’s a cheap tapas menu served late. Sticky floors, small washrooms and pricey beer but who cares, cause rock and roll.