Carlos Brandon

Carlos Brandon

Houston Press contributor Carlos Brandon is a freelance writer, blogger, and self proclaimed Houston hip hop historian. He contributes to various publications and can usually be found haggling with food truck cooks or talking politics on the METRO Rail.

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  • 5 days ago | Current Events

    Residents across Texas have been receiving what some consider threatening mail from the campaign of Republican Senator Ted Cruz recently. The letters arrive in tan-colored envelopes with the words "SUMMONS ENCLOSED - OPEN IMMEDIATELY" printed in a...

  • 13 days ago | Best of Houston

    Houston, we are noodle folk. Broth runs deep through our veins. It's time to get to know some of the essential Houston noodle houses. From piping hot, Sriracha-loaded pho to slurp-worthy ramen bowls, Houston is the stateside mecca of noodles. From...

  • 24 days ago | Lunch

    Not long ago, Kelly Barnhart was an assistant curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Today, she's the owner, designer, and creative director of Montrose's newest dining concept. Part restaurant, part art gallery, Vibrant opened its doors to t...

  • 1 month ago | Concerts

    Something special happened last night at White Oak. Tobe Nwigwe has been on a seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory for just over a year. Beginning sometime in the summer of 2017, the ex-football star and amateur rapper from Alief with a tradema...

  • 1 month ago | Current Events

    Let's face it, art scenes can be intimidating. Beyond the high profile museums you only visit with your out of town relatives (the ones who don't day drink), the deeper trenches of this, or any city's art community often feel as though they're inh...

  • 2 months ago | Houston Music

    "Labels are calling us now," Jeff Idehen explains, "asking how we manage to put these videos out every week, " Jeff is Tobe Nwigwe's childhood best friend. Though the pair would say they're brothers. Idehen, a Rice Business grad who quit a pr...

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