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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  • 4 days ago | Best of Houston

    Summer is all but over. In some parts of the world this time of year signals the advent of chilly weather and the end of outdoor season. So long shorts and T-shirts, hello hot tea and head colds. But Houston isn't one of those parts. The end of su...

  • 5 days ago | Artopia

    Alex Roman Jr., aka Donkeeboy, teamed up with his mother, Donkeemom (Sylvia Roman), on a one-night-only gallery show and interactive event on Saturday.  The expositional pop-up took place in The Union HTX, a re-purposed historic home turned r...

  • 11 days ago | Barbecue

    When you set out to review barbecue in the city of Houston, you're bound to walk some well-trodden roads. Barring the occasional new opening, you're often left reviewing old-school stalwarts and hometown heroes. Pitmasters and cooks who made names...

  • 18 days ago | Barbecue

    Jim Buchanan's road to opening his very own brick and mortar barbecue joint was, as all entrepreneurial journeys are, long and full of unexpected detours. The owner and pitmaster of Buck's Barbeque Co. in Galveston began his public barbecue life a...

  • 25 days ago | Barbecue

    We're going to skip the lead up this week and tell you that the worst thing about True Texas BBQ is having to drive an hour to get to the nearest one — which honestly begs the question, what are some of you thinking commuting to Kingwood everyday?...

  • 28 days ago | Concerts

    Philadelphia punk rockers Mannequin Pussy rocked the house Friday night at The Secret Group, 2101 Polk,  along with fellow Philly noisemakers Empath and New York-based T-Rextasy. The trio of East Cost punk pop and noise punk bands put on equa...

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