Buffalo, New York, USA

Rock-Pop with a Celtic Flare, Good Tunes and a Good Time all the time. Voted Buffalo's best Original band in 2006 and 2007. Inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame 2009.


Born in the days before alternative was a marketing term, McCarthyizm soon became a band known for blending 60's garage and 80's underground rock with strong melodies and intelligent lyrics. Add some raucous rhythm and a tasty measure of Celtic flavoring and you've got a cocktail with a punch that delivers one helluva good time, all the time.

The Buffalo-based McCarthyizm has traveled throughout the northeast, playing to converts in Cleveland, Pittsburgh,
New York City, Boston, Los Angeles and Toronto. They've shared the stage with bands like the Goo Goo Dolls, Eddie Money, 10,000 Maniacs, John Waite The Smithereens, along with Canadian favorites like Crash Test Dummies, Jason Plumb, Spirit of the West,
Hawksley Workman, and The Lowest of the Low.

McCarthyizm has also earned several Buffalo music awards over the years including, Top Original Rock Band and Top Recording. But that's all stuff for the resume. What matters is the song. The bands song craft has been there from the beginning, along with their need to get into the studio. So the boys have saved their pennies and returned their empties and have been able to release several critically acclaimed recordings.
So check it out for yourself. Put that McCarthyizm disc on and turn it up. If you dig intelligent, infectious pop/rock, here's the mountain for your shovel. Better yet, catch'em live. Depending on how close it is to St.. Patty's Day (and/or how much whiskey is left in the bottle), you'll also here some rocking Celtic tunes, both traditional and original. It's all good. And it's all in the song.


Pretty Naked (1993)
Vesuvio (1995)
Eterniday (1998)
Pair O'Docs (2001)
Victors & Vices (2011)

Set List

Anywhere from 40 mins to 1.5 hours of original material.