Monday and Gerard's musical dreams are in big trouble. After high school senior Monday Allister’s father dies, so does her future as a classical singer. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Gerard Patton's vocalist quits before his punk band's breakout demo recording, and he's got to improvise fast. Three cheers for chance encounters, impulsive decisions, and defying the rules! But can a classically trained singer successfully front a band of post-hardcore punks? Will the countless hours spent practicing, riffing, and chasing bigger gigs payoff with a record deal? Or will parental expectations for respectable career choices and the cruel reality of ""adulting"" bring the roof down on this promising garage band?