Johnny Temple (bassist)
Temple in 1993
|Labels||Dischord, Touch and Go|
|Associated acts||Girls Against Boys, New Wet Kojak, Soulside|
Johnny Temple is an American bassist, known best for his work in the post-hardcore bands Soulside and Girls Against Boys. Temple also formed a side project with fellow Girls Against Boys member Scott McCloud called New Wet Kojak. In 1996 he founded Akashic Books out of Brooklyn with the intent of publishing works by independent artists.
Johnny Temple grew up on 16th Street Northwest in Washington D.C. In high school, he worked at a reggae record store where his interest in music peaked. In college he studied the history, culture, and politics of Black Americans at Wesleyan University, eventually earning a master's degree in social work at Columbia University in New York City.
Johnny Temple married in 2002 and has two sons. He has lived in Fort Greene, Brooklyn since 1990 and told The New York Times that one of his "goals in life is to leave Fort Greene as little as possible".
Girls Against Boys
|1992||Tropic of Scorpio|
|1993||Venus Luxure No.1 Baby|
|1996||House of GVSB|
|2002||You Can't Fight What You Can't See|
New Wet Kojak
|1995||New Wet Kojak|
|2003||This Is the Glamorous|
- Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. 10. Oxford University Press. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- Kot, Greg (2007). "New Wet Kojak". Trouser Press. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- "Johnny Temple '88, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Akashic Books, On Publishing". Wesleying. February 10, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- "Little Big Man: Johnny Temple of Akashic Books". Stop Smiling (37). October 31, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- Cole, Williams; Hamm, Theodore (April 2003). "Johnny Temple with Williams Cole and Theodore Hamm". brooklynrail.org. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- Cotto, Andrew. "How Johnny Temple, Book Publisher and Rocker, Spends His Sundays", The New York Times, May 11, 2018. Accessed October 5, 2018. "Johnny Temple is the publisher and editor in chief of Akashic Books and also plays bass guitar in three bands. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his wife, Kara Gilmour, 48, a senior director at Gibney Dance, a nonprofit, their two sons, Arthur, 12, and Abraham (Abie), 10, and a Basenji/cattle dog mix named Cuppy. 'One of my goals in life is to leave Fort Greene as little as possible,' said Mr. Temple, 51, who has lived in the neighborhood since 1990."