Archive for January 5th, 2011

Andy Keogh’s Memorial

Andy Keogh's Memorial/Benefit concert takes place Saturday, January 8th at the Townhouse

Andrew Allen Keogh passed away Monday morning, December 27th, due to complications of testicular cancer. He was 39 years old. He passed away peacefully, in his sleep, at home, close to his family and loved ones. Andrew is survived by his sister, Jenny, his brother Matthew, and his son Tyler.

Andy, as he was known to his friends, was known and loved by many, and his untimely exit is a great loss to us all. He was a familiar face to the tattoo crowd, working the early years of American Graffiti in its hipster heydays. Andy Keogh was a singer, playing frontman in THE UPSETS, a local late punk-rock favorite of the mid-to-late ’90’s. Perhaps his oddest yet most memorable public connection is his decade long stint working the HABA department at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, where he achieved near celebrity status for his exemplary customer service and memorable punk-infused fashion sense.

Andy Keogh was known all around town, in a variety of social circles. He was friendly, easily liked and loved by many. An original mind possessing a sensitive soul, Andy was an artist, musician, and performer, as well as a proud father to his son Tyler. Andy had the touching ability to relate to almost anybody and a conversation with Keogh had him giving the speaker his undivided attention.  His distinctive dress, plentiful tattoos and and sincerity made Andy stand out in a crowd. He offered up his unique self to the world in his unforgettable take-it-or-leave it style. He will be sorely missed.

There will be a private funeral service to be held for family members and a memorial is being planned for his friends and family to gather and celebrate his life in accordance to his last wishes.

Andrew Allen Keogh

March 19, 1971-December 27, 2010

“May your star brightly shine in the peace you now find.”

Attend Andy Keogh’s Memorial/Benefit Concert
featuring Mike Farrell, Jesse Nicols (of the UPSETS), Jason Drastic, and Shermon Baker
January 8th, starting 6 p.m. on Second Saturday at the Townhouse Lounge

Andy Keogh’s Memorial Show

admission $3-5 donation, 21 + over

1517 21st Street

upstairs, 2nd floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

There is now a Facebook fanpage for Andy Keogh where his friends, fans and loved ones can share their memories of this remarkable man. You can also read the latest updates regarding Andy Keogh’s memorial on the facebook page,

Anyone who’d like to share their memories of Andy Keogh please contact Kristine David:

(Reprinted from Street Style Sacramento)

-Bella Q is the voice for the Citizen Rosebud, a local personal style  blog and you can read her own personal tribute to Andy Keogh at her blog by clicking here.