Editor’s Note: The Rock And Roll Rumble is back in business. The annual “World Series of Boston Rock” kicked off its 2017 edition last night (April 2) in at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville, a preliminary week opener that saw garage rock veterans Tom Baker & The Snakes win the night over Barns, Cruel Miracle, and Heel And Arrow and move on to next week’s semi-finals. It also marks an impressive winning streak for Snakes guitarist John Brookhouse, who as frontman of last year’s winner Worshipper is riding a possibly unprecedented four-night Rumble winning streak (three rounds in ’16 with Worshipper, and last night with the Snakes). Lauren Piandes was there for Vanyaland to capture visuals of each band, and you can view her full gallery below in order of appearance (Barns, Tom Baker & The Snakes, Cruel Miracle, and Heel & Arrow). The Rumble’s preliminary week continues with tonight’s Night 2; get the full schedule and band lineup here.