The Swedish pop band Brainpool–Christoffer Lundquist (vocals, bass), David Birde (lyrics, guitar) and Jens Jansson (drums)–originally released JUNK – A ROCK OPERA as a double-disc concept album on Playground Records in 2004. The show premiered in concert with the Malmö Symphonic Orchestra in Sweden in 2005, and is currently being developed for theatrical production with director Shakina Nayfack, who has also worked with the band to expand the libretto and score since its 2007 Los Angeles workshop.

Junk takes place in a near-future urban wasteland run by Junk Incorporated. Anna, a Junk employee, dreams of starting a revolution with her all-girl rock band, the MetroJets. Her ambitions are thwarted when she finds herself caught in a dangerous triangle between her boss, Ernie, who owns the last nightclub in the city, and the office janitor, Max, who wants to help her escape the drudges of corporate life.

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