More-indie than thou, The Victorian English Gentlemen's Club have grown up in the public eye.
Bristling again with top-drawer names in 2011, Wakestock is reaffirming its status as a festival to watch.
Wynne's world ranges from opera heroes, to Wales' answer to the New Zealand's rugby team's Haka, to the most famous tenor in advertising.
Y Diwygiad are a forward-thinking crew flying the flag for multilingual, experimental electronica-splattered hip-hop.
Young Marble Giants were a three piece post-punk group from Cardiff. Although they were only together for a couple of years, they made a mark on the Welsh music scene, and influenced a number of musicians.
Uncompromising and inspirational, punk band Anhrefn played a major part in the renaissance of modern Welsh music in the 1980s.
Listen to Billy Bragg talking to us about the shows he played in aid of miners' families.