In 1980 Los Angeles California, a trio of outcast latch key kids from broken homes are about to embark on a journey together. Jesse Lewis is at a crossroads following the separation of his parents. After the sudden disappearance of his father, life is different. His mother, Rhonda, is left with the mortgage and spends all her free time with her new boyfriend, Brad. When he comes home late one night and fights with his intoxicated mother, tired of the lack of support and guidance in his life, Jesse runs away from home. Yesterday he signed his band up to play a five-show tour of the southern California, just to impress a girl (a show promoter) he met.
An adventure is what Jesse craved, but he manages to put his bandmates, Johnny Rights and Baker Wilson through hell. As he and punk rock Cindy grow closer to one another, Jesse and his bandmates drift further apart and tension mounts with him and a gang of skinheads following along on the tour. When he finds himself face to face with their leader, Trent, things go sideways, and the last show gets canceled. Jesse parts ways with his friends and reunites with his mother, where they finally sit down and talk about some heavy matters. Something they should have done a long time ago.