Johnny L.

Johnny L.

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Slugs' guitarist Johnny L. is now appearing in venues across Chicagoland! Check out Johnny L.'s newest CD, "Friend."


Many pop music fans may know Johnny L. (AKA Johnny Lukashevich) as the guitarist for Chicago's indie stalwarts, the Slugs. Johnny’s newest solo effort, entitled "Friend," features classic choruses and catchy pop hooks draped in layers of rock, jazz, and Latin musical influences. Think John Mayer meets Elvis Costello. Early reactions to Friend have been overwhelmingly positive. The Illinois Entertainer refers to Friend as “one pop gem after another.”

"Friend" was recorded with the help of an all-star ensemble of musicians. In addition to Johnny L's Slugs bandmates contributing their talents, the CD also features members of Chicago pop outfit the Webstirs, indie legends Green, and members of the experimental rock outfit Cheer-Accident. With these high caliber musicians, Johnny L. has produced a truly original CD sure to melt the hearts of even the most jaded pop music fans.

Johnny L.'s first solo CD, "Brain Pop," was a collection of upbeat, guitar-based power-pop tunes that received glowing reviews from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois Entertainer, and Chicago Reader. Lauded for its catchy melodies, power chords, and classic pop choruses, "Brain Pop" received airplay on Chicago radio station WXRT, as well as college radio stations across the United States.

Both "Friend" and "Brain Pop" are available for purchase and download from iTunes, Amazon, and from the artist’s own website,


Solo Work:

Friend, 2010
Brain Pop, 2000

With the Slugs:

Fort Fun, 1993
Junior, 2001