“He has the unique ability to make us laugh while simultaneously prompting thought.” – Jacquelyn Vaughn, Cincinnati CityBeat

“He yearns to create unique, unpredictable experiences, endeavers where both the artist and the recipient have a role to play.” – Jason Gargano, Cincinnati CityBeat

10.25.21 – Cincinnati MagazineEscape to the Wild with Kendall Bruns by M. Leigh Hood
10.14.21 – LEO WeeklyA Songwriter Released A Concept Album About National Parks, Including Mammoth Cave by Scott Recker
10.12.21 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Cincinnati Musician Kendall Bruns’ New Album Pays Quirky Tribute to America’s National Parks by Brian Baker

09.23.09 – Broken Mic – McCabe Brings MidPoint and Lite Brite Together
09.16.09 – Cincinnati CityBeat – 50 Cool Things [The Fall Event Guide]
08.15.09 – Cincinnati MagazineIn The Cannes
07.14.09 – Tiny Mix TapesSleep Tight, Lucky Grills MUSIC REVIEW
06.24.09 – Cincinnati CityBeat – 48 Hours of Mayhem
06.17.09 – CiN Weekly – Koala Anniversary
06.01.09 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Film Fringe
04.30.09 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Cannes will screen local short film
04.17.09 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Friday Movie Roundup
04.08.09 – CiN Weekly – Cincypunk Fest

10.14.08 – Cincinnati CityBeat – CEA Music Nominees Announced Tomorrow
09.10.08 – Cincinnati CityBeat – MPMF Guide
08.20.08 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Koality Control
08.13.08 – Pulse – Cincinnati reaches for the stars
07.30.08 – Cincinnati CityBeat – To Do List: Best of the 48 Hour Film Project
07.09.08 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Spill It
02.07.08 – Cincinnati Enquirer Arts Blog – Minumental is coming

07.25.07 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Workin’ on the Weekend
07.24.07 – Downtowner – Pizza Duo Delivers up Indie Films at Lite Brite
05.27.07 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Celluloid Fringe back
05.30.07 – Cincinnati CityBeat – To Do List: Celluloid Fringe
05.16.07 – Cincinnati CityBeat – The Evolution of Underneath
03.28.07 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Best of Cincinnati 2007: Best Test

08.30.06 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Young Influentials Take Root in Cincinnati
07.28.06 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Music Fusion hits high note
07.26.06 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Man of the People
07.26.06 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Screen Gems
07.19.06 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Articulations: Inside Artists’ Heads
07.12.06 – Cincinnati CityBeat – To Do List: Eclectic Images
06.28.06 – Creative Loafing Charlotte – Comix and Flicks: It’s not unusual
05.31.06 – Cincinnati CityBeat – To Do List: Celluloid Fringe
05.28.06 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Expanded Visual Fringe a bit more organized
03.29.06 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Best of Cincinnati
01.05.06 – The News Record – Art exhibit ‘Borrowed Time’
01.04.06 – CiN Weekly – Music appreciation
01.04.06 – Cincinnati CityBeat – One Good Cover Deserves Another

12.23.05 – – Rock out to great album art
12.07.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Love between chairs?
12.04.05 – Kentucky’s Sunday Challenger – World Premiere Movie!
11.09.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Who’s Next
09.21.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – MPMF Thursday
09.18.05 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Best Bets for MidPoint Music Festival
09.15.05 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Filmmakers Lauded for 48 Hour Projects
09.14.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Cool Moves: Danceteria
09.12.05 – CiN Weekly – 48 hours well spent
08.04.05 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Summer of iLove
08.03.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Feel The iLove
07.27.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – To Do List: danceteria
03.02.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Small Canvas
02.23.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – To Do List: Minumental Exhibition
02.09.05 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Love Bites
02.09.05 – CiN Weekly – iLove Show At Southgate House

07.26.04 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Lite Brite’s mix deserves to glow and grow
07.21.04 – Cincinnati MagazineThe Haircut: A Work in Progress
07.14.04 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Look Here!: Art, Artists, Etc.
07.09.04 – Cincinnati Enquirer – Two sides to ‘The Haircut’
07.07.04 – Cincinnati CityBeat – What RU Listening 2
07.01.04 – Cincinnati Enquirer – ‘Zine Readers Flock to Rock + Read Fest
06.23.04 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Local News and Notes
06.24.04 – Cincinnati Enquirer – They Love the ’80s
06.23.04 – Cincinnati CityBeat – ’80s Enough
06.09.04 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Tony and Baloney
06.02.04 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Curtain Call: Theaters, Actors, Etc.
06.02.04 – Cincinnati CityBeat – HOT BUG MUSIC: Cicada: The Musical
06.02.04 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Like the Cicadas, Kim Humphries Returns
05.23.04 – USA Weekend – A Bug Story
05.16.04 – NPR Weekend Edition – Essay: Hearing Cicadian Rhythms
05.07.04 – Wired News – Cicadas Are Cincy-nasty!
05.06.04 – Cincinnati Enquirer – ‘Cicada, The Musical’ turns a light on bug love
05.05.04 – CiN Weekly – Musical explores the wilder side of ground dwellers
04.28.04 – CiN Weekly – Bit o’ honey
04.26.04 – Audubon Naturalist Society – Catch Cicada Madness

12.15.03 – Artspike Magazine – Top Ten Local Art Moments in 2003
12.15.03 – Artspike Magazine – Come, My Friends, ‘Tis Not Too Late
11.18.03 – Artspike Magazine – Art to the Core
11.01.03 – X-Ray CincinnatiKendall Bruns Interview by Kari Danger
10.21.03 – Artspike Magazine – Through the Looking Glass
08.27.03 – Cincinnati CityBeat – The Next Influentials
05.01.03 – Cincinnati Magazine, May 2003 – Cool City: 75 Young, Passionate People Shaping Cincinnati’s Future
04.26.03 – Trained Monkey Press Broadside 17 – A Mild & Crazy Guy Review
02.26.03 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Look Here!: Art, Artists, Etc.
02.12.03 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Musicians Join The Anti-War Movement With Dissentcinnati
02.07.03 – Artspike Magazine – Digging Through the Relics
02.05.03 – Cincinnati Citybeat – To Do: New Contexts

09.13.02 – Artspike MagazineProposed and Delivered at SSNOVA
08.01.02 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Dullsville and Its Hip Uptown Neighbor
03.28.02 – Cincinnati CityBeat – 2002 Best of Cincinnati
02.01.02 – AfterImage, Jan-Feb, 2002 – Command CV: A legend by default
02.01.02 – Interzona.orgCritical Art Works (Spanish)
01.12.02 – – Cincinnati Rock + Read Festival
01.03.02 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Spill It
01.03.02 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Look Here!

12.27.01 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Arts Resolution for 2002: Give Youth a Chance
12.03.01 – Neus Subjex 40Review of RT2K cd
11.21.01 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Look Here!
11.06.01 – Cincinnati EnquirerWhat Tristaters Are Reading
10.28.01 – CioranConceptuele kunst
08.01.01 – alt.sense – Conceptual Art Rocks
07.27.01 – *spark-onlineConceptual Art Sucks
07.27.01 – alt.sense – Conceptual Art Sucks
06.26.01 – Tijdnet – In vroegere Web Side Stories kon u lezen over de volgende onderwerpen en sites
06.25.01 – Tijdnet – Scanner gescand
04.12.01 – Cincinnati CityBeat – Kendall Bruns’ Bigfoot Sighting

10.02.00 – – Red Square film fest attracts hundreds
05.18.00 – Cincinnati CityBeat – On The Move

music reviews

Cincinnati CityBeat
“And How is the latest musical foray from everyone’s favorite prolific eccentric, Kendall Bruns, An active multimedia artist in Cincinnati for almost a decade, he joined forces with Jane Carver a year ago to create this quirky but effective project. Don’t let the whimsical implementation fool you—the song writing has real teeth.” – Ezra Waller

Neus Subjex 40 review of KENDALL BRUNS “RT2K” CD-R
“You might remember this name from a split 7” with the 11th Symphony, a band he joined in their latter era…. Imagine Ween and Gene Defcon mixed with Devo and Anton Maiden (a guy who used computer programs to provide music for his rendition of his favorite Iron Maiden songs; interesting shit and to me, a million times better than iron maiden himself). Like Gene Defcon, Kendall Bruns uses his songs as observations, turning music into thoughts into music into thoughts ect.ect. Like Anton Maiden, Kendall recorded this in his bedroom. Like Ween Kendall’s music genres are varied. As with Devo, kendall is just out there! OUT THERE! Personally, I like the faster material like the last part of “Danny Greene”, the heavy and caustic “Mint”, the techno wave beginning of “L.A.”, the restless “Destination” (PACK IT UP!) or perhaps the Defcon-like “Make me Like It”. I do wish Kendall would explore more with guitars and more conventional instruments because I think he could really do some cool shit with them. All in all, its just fine what he is doing. Kendal is thinking outside the I-275 beltway. Everyone in Cincinnati will hate this CD, well, almost everyone. Thats a GOOD thing… I can only hope that he has a live version of what he is doing. Cincinnati needs people like Bruns.” – Shawn Abnoxious

Theory of Everything review of RT2K
“This is good. Ten times better than any KB stuff I’ve heard in the past. Imagine Atom and His Package meets the Rentals, and you still don’t have an accurate description. It’s just the closest I can come using other bands as reference points. My only complaint, Kendall should sing louder more often. In the first song, there are these short bursts of energy where we get to hear his yelling voice, but it stops right there. The rest of this his voice is mostly kind of somewhat subdued. Sometimes I get the impression he lacks confidence in his voice. But anyway, I like this much. This is nerdy (not an insult at all, by the way), one-man, homemade synth/indie rock music, so it has that homemade feel, which isn’t a bad thing at all. At first, $8 might seem pricey for a cd-r with no jewel case, but when you look at the cover art and think about the time and work that went into putting it out, it seems pretty fair. But what do I care anyway? I’m a bigshot reviewer, so I get my shit for free.” – 5>6

MAXIMUM ROCK N ROLL’s review of the split 7″ with Eleventh Symphony
“What’s this supposed to be? ELEVENTH SYMPHONY are about 80% pretension and 20% inspiration. “Ooh, we’re so avant garde. You have no idea how we feel and can’t possibly try to understand what we’re trying to accomplish. We’re deep. Did you hear me?  DEEP!”  Now I’m all for improvisation and the shock of the new and blah, blah, blah. But not when it’s used to cover up the fact that there was never really a clue in the first place. I mean, shit, isn’t one generation of emo fucking horrible enough? KENDALL BRUNS smoked some pot and fussed around with the four track and keyboards that his parents bought him for Christmas and decided in his intoxicated state that it was worthy of being committed to vinyl. Now that I’ve listened to this entire record, I’m really hoping that it’s all a big joke.” – Lance Hahn
“Cincinnati Singer-Songwriter Kendall Bruns creates whimsical electronic Indie Rock, and gentle, melodic Punk-Pop.  His songs have a charming tunefulness to them, whether they are entirely electronic or feature a band.”  – Tom Heyman