How to get artists within specific genres?

I’m trying to use the api to get artists by genre, and sometimes the results don’t match up. For example, if I query tags:punk%20rock I’d expect results like this, but the top 5 results are Rock, Aesop Rock, Kid Rock, R.O.C.K., and meg rock.

I’d like to use the genre mbid, but I haven’t found a way to make that work. Is that an option? Or what can I do to get better results?

The search searches for artist name containing “rock”, hence the result. Enclose punk rock in quotes:“punk%20rock”&limit=5


Thank you. Looking back I had tried single quotes, but not double quotes. I appreciate your help.

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