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.
2 days ago | Film Podcast
Three and a half years ago, Luke Brawner was commuting to work from Tomball to the Heights. As a worship leader and long time musician he was hearing more than enough music at work every day. The Fort Worth native needed something else to pass the...
15 days ago | Bakeries
There are a handful of special places in this city that make you stop and ask yourself: "Am I still in Texas?" Dun Huang Plaza is one of those places. The booming shopping center at the intersection of Sam Houston Tollway and Bellaire has become t...
21 days ago | Festivals
It's that time of year again, folks. The leaves are green, the temperatures are falling to a bone chilling 75 degrees, and pumpkin spiced everything is everywhere. It's officially fall in the Bayou City and we all know what that means, it's time f...
22 days ago | Bar Beat
Tyler Barrera is prepping for his second grand opening in less than a year. The 26-year-old bartender turned bar owner just opened Kanaloa, at 311 Travis, the latest craft cocktail bar and first tiki bar in the trendy two block radius around Marke...
1 month ago | Houston Music
In a low-key studio space in the center of East Downtown, Steve O Valdez and Raymond A are working on new music while the muffled sounds of a drum lesson fill the building. The space has a certain charm. Perhaps it's the charm of an independent st...
1 month ago | Best of Houston
In the mid 1980s Brock Wagner was an undergrad at Rice, learning from his RA how to brew beer in a dorm room. A decade later he quit his job in investment banking and recruited his friend, Kevin Bartol, to start one of the first, and now the oldes...